October 18, 2013

Nobel Peace Prize nominee speaks to Peel students about human rights, education around the world

Three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza doctor’s journey, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, will visit T.L. Kennedy Secondary School on Oct. 22 to speak with Peel District School Board students about human rights and education as a form of empowerment.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Abuelaish at our school to share his message of peace,” said Rosemary Stiglic, acting principal at T.L. Kennedy. “By having a better understanding of world and human rights issues, students will be empowered to be agents of social change in their communities.”

Abuelaish is a Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. His book, I Shall Not Hate: a Gaza doctor’s journey, is an international best seller, and depicts his campaign for human rights and peace. He is currently an associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

Students from the following secondary schools will attend the presentation:

• Castlebrooke
• Fletcher's Meadow
• Harold Brathwaite

• John Fraser
• Louise Arbour
• North Park

• Stephen Lewis
• Streetsville
• The Woodlands

The presentation will take place in the school’s cafeteria from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a book signing in the library. T.L. Kennedy is located at 3100 Hurontario St. in Mississauga.

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Media contact: Rosemary Stiglic, Acting Principal, T.L. Kennedy Secondary School, 905-279-6540, [email protected] 

Reference: Kayla Tishcoff, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010 ext. 2239, [email protected]

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